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Document Typology: Research
Methodology addressed by the publication:Narrative medicine
Title of document: Narrative medicine and healthcare reform.
Name of author(s): Lewis, Bradley E., Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, New York, NY, US, bl466@nyu.edu
Name of publisher: Germany: Springer
Language of the publication: English
Language of the review: English
Summary:
Narrative medicine is one of medicine’s most important internal reforms, and it should be a critical dimension of healthcare debate. Healthcare reform must eventually ask not only how do we pay for healthcare and how do we distribute it, but more fundamentally, what kind of healthcare do we want? It must ask, in short, what are the goals of medicine? Yet, even though narrative medicine is crucial to answering these pivotal and inescapable questions, it is not easy to describe. Many of its core claims go against the grain of common sense thinking about medicine. This article argues that the best way to understand narrative medicine is to tell a story that puts its emergence in historical context.
Reviewer's comments on the document:
This article argues that the best way to understand narrative medicine is to tell a story that puts its emergence in historical context
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PsycINFO Database http://web.ebscohost.com.offcampus.dam.unito.it/ehost/detail?vid=4&hid=111&sid=039662d8-d637-4520-b895-59b305c5b495%40sessionmgr110&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#db=psyh&AN=2011-03848-002

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